SARC Homs Operational Update May- 2015
SARC-Homs hospital opens intensive care section.
A social hygiene campaign, by SARC-Homs hygiene promotion team, for displaced families in the sheltering centers of Hasya.
SARC-Homs Arrastan sub branch opens the educational summer club for both certificates of secondary and basic learing
A past and a present wonderful trace in a gallery of hand-made works for women who benefited from SARC-Homs health awareness team’s support.
Vocational training targets the women of old city of Homs.
Through small projects chain, Ladies’ Committee supported a livelihood small business project, sweet shop, a family in order to open the project of making sweets .
- 38 trucks of relief items, supported by ICRC,, accessed hot areas .
- SARC- Homs branch supervises 136 temporary sheltering center inhabited by more than 26000 displaced people in Homs.
- 20179 people received health services in May.
- In May 2015, SARC Homs relief team provided Al-Dar AlKabirah and Al Waer with (food and no food items).
- On 20th and 21st / May, the first and second stage of the convoy reached Al Waer area, and on 18th / May a relief aid convoy reached Al-Dar AlKabirah, so that 38 trucks, supported by ICRC, reached those areas.
- SARC-Homs Arrastan sub branch reactivates a bakery in Arrastan, that stopped for a while,after the arrival of the relief aids to that area.
- In May 2015, more than 744 thousand people benefited from the relief services in Homs and its countryside according to the registration and distribution records . Relief teams continue registering and restoring data of the beneficiaries and affected families during their daily missions to the countryside that covered more than 50 areas, in addition to registering 978 benefited families in the Disaster Management Center.
- The relief teams registered and restored data of 3.445 families in May in Homs and its countryside.
- SARC-Homs disaster management committee responds to 998 families who fled Palmyra due to the bad security situations in the area.
First Aid Operations:
SARC First Aid Squads responded to the notifications in May. They transported 1122 cases; 36% gynecological cases, 60% men, 4% dead bodies, and 34 cases from the outside of Homs, to be treated in Homs hospitals.
In addition, SARC- Homs branch the first aid squads responded to the notifications of AlOras, AlZahra and Masakin Alshurta areas due to shells and explosions. They transported 18 cases, some of them are serious.
Health Relief and Primary Health Care:
SARC Homs clinics continue receiving patients for semi-free prices.
SARC health beneficiaries exceeded 8223 patients in May as follows:
5873 patients in SARC Homs clinics, main center (AlGhouta), (4158 patients in the medical clinics and 1715 patients in the night dispensary).
1046 patients in the dispensary of AlZahra point.
622 patients in the dispensary of Akrama Point.
550 patients in the medical point of Alwadi sub-branch.
132 patients in the clinics of Alwaer point.
Health Mobile Units:
Health care team continues its regular visits to cover more areas in the countryside and to help patients there.
The health mobile units visited 21 areas in Homs and treated 4423 cases in May:
ICRC gynecological clinic treated 524 cases.
ICRC pediatric clinic treated 1455 cases.
ICRC internal clinic treated 1775 cases.
The dentistry clinic in Al Waer treated 669 patients.
Health survey team registered medicine needs and carried out health survey for the patients in the far countryside or in the sheltering centers.
The team visited 30 areas in Homs and distributed chronic medicines to 3522 beneficiaries.
Mobile Health Teams:
In cooperation with UNFPA, SARC-Homs health awareness team continues its work of the reproductive health to deliver its services through five mobile teams in the country and the countryside as well as the work of the stuff of the clinics in Hasya and AlFurqlus.
Health educational services concentrate on raising awareness about risks that school students are exposed to and other subjects of reproductive health.
4011 beneficiaries from health educational services in April, while the total number of health educational service beneficiaries exceeded 8900 people.
SARC-Homs the hygiene and health awareness team held hand-made works gallery, in the archaeological palace of old city, AlZihrawi. The works has been made by ladies who got back to their homes in old city of Homs and benefited from health educational sessions and psychological support sessions.
The gallery aimed to encourage ladies to work and enhance their ability to be familiar with their new living.
The sheltering team had supervision tour to 136 sheltering centers inhabited by more than 16638 people in Homs according to the last statistics in May. The families, in the temporary sheltering centers, benefited from food and non food items as well as the distribution of diapers and elderly diapers.
Supported by ICRC, the team provides 8 huge collective kitchens in Homs with 404 cooking gas cylinders.
The team provided 21 sheltering centers in Homs with 156 fire extinguishers and trained 36 people on the proper use.
Water and Sanitation Team:
Supported by ICRC, the team continues the project of rehabilitating the temporary sheltering upgrade in Homs and its countryside.
In cooperation with ICRC, the team continues implementing the drinking water projects in the northern countryside of Homs (drinking water project 6057 beneficiaries in Talbisah, restoring and replacing 400 meter of sewer lines from which 745 people benefited in Arrastan).
The team also provides the people in old city of Homs with drinking water, filled in the reservoirs by water trucks.
Insecticides reached the southern countryside of Homs.
In cooperation with the Municipal , the team continues spraying insecticides.
Hygiene Promotion Team:
Regarding SARC-Homs hygiene promotion, the team activities concentrate on issues of personal hygiene behaviors, hand washing, water purification and storing, lack of hygiene and contagion diseases and how to avoid them and the problems which the beneficiary faces.
Besides, SARC-Homs hygiene promotion team provided the children in sheltering centers in Hasya with activities and the ladies with educational sessions.
At the end of the team’s response in Hasya, 351 families participated in a social hygiene campaign.
The team qualifies 16 hygiene promotion volunteers.
Psycho-social Support Team:
17754 people benefited from the psycho- social support services in May.
60265 children benefited from the Child Friendly Spaces joint project with UNICEF. This project aims to support the affected children and includes recreational and educational entertainments.
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